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Kapidex (Dexlansoprazole) - Indications and Dosage



1.1 Healing of Erosive Esophagitis

KAPIDEX is indicated for healing of all grades of erosive esophagitis (EE) for up to 8 weeks.

1.2 Maintenance of Healed Erosive Esophagitis

KAPIDEX is indicated to maintain healing of EE for up to 6 months.

1.3 Symptomatic Non-Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

KAPIDEX is indicated for the treatment of heartburn associated with non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for 4 weeks.


Table 1: KAPIDEX Dosing Recommendations

Indication Recommended Dose Frequency
Healing of EE 60 mg
Once daily for up to 8 weeks
Maintenance of Healed EE 30 mg
Once daily *
Symptomatic Non-Erosive GERD 30 mg
Once daily for 4 weeks

*     Controlled studies did not extend beyond 6 months.

2.2 Special Populations

No adjustment for KAPIDEX is necessary for patients with mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class A). Consider a maximum daily dose of 30 mg for patients with moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class B). No studies have been conducted in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class C) [see Use in Specific Populations and Clinical Pharmacology].

No dosage adjustment is necessary for elderly patients or for patients with renal impairment [see Clinical Pharmacology ].

  • Alternatively, KAPIDEX capsules can be opened and administered as follows: – Open capsule; – Sprinkle intact granules on one tablespoon of applesauce; – Swallow immediately.

    • 30 mg capsules are opaque, blue and gray with TAP and "30" imprinted on the capsule.
    • 60 mg capsules are opaque, blue with TAP and "60" imprinted on the capsule.


    KAPIDEX delayed release capsules, 30 mg, are opaque, blue and gray with TAP and "30" imprinted on the capsule and supplied as:

    NDC Number
    Bottle of 30
    54868-5998-1 Bottle of 90                     

    Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]

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